WEATHER ALERT: Kilkenny included in new snow-ice warning from Met Éireann
KILKENNY has been included in a new snow-ice weather alert that will remain in place until Monday morning.
Met Éireann issued the Status Yellow snow-ice warning yesterday, urging householders and motorists in Kilkenny to beware of “scattered thundery showers of hail, sleet and snow” over the weekend.
It also warned that “poor visibility, with slippery and icy conditions, will occur at times”.
The warning is valid until 6am tomorrow.
Met Éireann also issued a State Yellow wind warning for eight counties – Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Kerry and Limerick – which are set to be battered by gusts of up to 110km/h.
It’s a miserable day for anyone heading to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin for Ireland’s crunch Six Nations clash with France.
Scattered thundery showers of hail, sleet and snow are expected, as well as poor visibility, with slippery and icy conditions as daytime temperatures fall as low as 5 degrees in gusty westerly winds.
It will remain windy and showery this evening and early tonight but the showers will become isolated later in the night and the winds will ease.
It will be another freezing night as the mercury plummets to zero, with frost expected in sheltered places.
The weather will finally brighten up as the warnings expire ahead of a Monday morning with some sunny spells and just the odd shower.